Bean Sprout's gone all elfy on us. Prancing around, speaking runishly, falling in love with Liv Tyler.
That wreath on his head is made from tied-together sprigs of garlic chives, the flat, ribbonlike Asian chives (unlike domestic chives, which are thin, hollow spikes).
I have to say I've grown tired of the flavor of garlic chives. When I cut them from the plant on the patio, they smell a little garbagey. Cooking helps with the taste, but they lack a crisp, snappy green oniony touch.
On the other hand, they are easy to grow (my plant is several years old) and the strands are flexible, which can lend to creative tying functions .
Now that the tomatoes are gone, I've got a spare pot. I think I'll get a new chive plant.
I wonder if I could get Legolas to come over and help me pot it.